Mathematical Biology seminar|
A Mathematical Model of Amoeboid Locomotion
March 12, 2010
3:05pm in JTB 320
Abstract: Amoeboid motion is widely observed in the single cell
movement of eucaryote.
We consider locomotions of the naked amoebae which are crawling around
on the substrate.
An amoeba extends the part of its body to the direction of movement,
which is called pseudopod.
During the locomotion, contraction of the actomyosin fibers produce a
power, a part of the cell is
extended, also sol-gel transformation is taking place.
We present a mathematical model describing such amoeboid locomotion,
in which two models of
different type are combined, phase field model and smoothed particle
When circumstances allow, I'll talk about our project which concerns
animal locomotions and